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Straight from an antique store in Rouen, France, this glass from the French Line is likely crew or third class and dates to the 1940s or 1950s.  In very good condition.  A pair available.  Price… read more ›

Delightful and extremely high-quality water glass by Saint Louis Crystal in the famous “Jersey” pattern.  No chips or cracks. Perfect condition.  Measures about 6″ tall.

The famous “Jersey” pattern crystal from the fabulous ss France of 1962.  The Saint Louis crystal company made this classic and beautiful pattern.  Stands about 5″ tall.  Apparently, this pattern of fine crystal was meant… read more ›

After some teething problems during her first year of service, the Flandre found a loyal following.  In a reference to her early teething problems, travel writer Temple Fielding said of her: “Now many travelers swear… read more ›

A resurgent and proud French Line brought out two new ships in 1952. The Flandre and the Antilles. This bronze medallion is the maiden voyage medal for the Flandre as sold in her on-board gift… read more ›

Fantastic tourist-class full-color brochure printed on glossy paper. The best on-board photos you can imagine! Complete with sample breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus — oh, that French Line food. Certainly the best brochure done for… read more ›

Full-color brochure filled with 35 photos for both classes. Fold-out in the middle with an aerial photo of her at sea. Pull-out profile at the back which is color-coded to show you in what parts… read more ›

A full-color fold-open brochure with great graphics for the fantastic ss France.  One I haven’t had in quite some time.  The French Line was creative in the images with this brochure.  Really cute.  Measures about… read more ›

Very unusual photographic book for the France.   Probably produced by CGT for use by travel agents to show prospective passengers the various level of cabin categories.  Hardback with 18 images of first- and second-class staterooms…. read more ›

Everyone loved these art deco ashtrays when they were introduced on the Normandie. So much so that many of the Normandie’s were swiped as souvenirs. Because of this the French Line was forced to remove… read more ›

An interesting French Line brochure I have only had once before.  Covering the famous ss Ile de France, ss Flandre, and ss Liberte.  Dates to 1950s or, if you will, the 100 year give or… read more ›

Very nice menu for luncheon on board the French Line’s Ile de France, April 24, 1932.  In both French and English.  Although no class is listed, it is probably for first, given the large selection.

Tourist-class deck plan for the ss Liberte.  It’s surprising how small her tourist-class accommodation was.  8 photos and dated 9-60.  When opened, it measures 31″ in length.  Excellent condition.

Unusual cut-away for the Normandie.  The ship is surrounded by nearly 24 interiors renderings, meaning that it certainly dates to before the maiden voyage.  Great cover art!  When open, measures 47″ x 23.5″.  Text in… read more ›

Lovely souvenir enameled shield as sold aboard the Normandie in her gift shops, showing the shield of the province of Normandie.  Happily no loss to the enamel.  This one is interesting, as it is not… read more ›

Despite no class being listed, this very extensive menu from the ss Normandie is certainly from first class.  The selections are vast!  Good condition with some dirt on cover and a slight tear at the… read more ›

Original photo of the ss Normandie on the stocks waiting for launch.  The lines of her magnificent hull are clearly evident.  Photo measures 6″ x 4″ and is in excellent condition.

A maiden voyage postal cachet for CGT’s Normandie. Postmarked in Le Havre May 29, 1935, with a special Normandie stamp. The envelope has been opened, but fortunately, it was not torn open.  The back had… read more ›

Hard-to-find wine list for the ss Normandie. Considering how much wine was served on the French ships, it’s odd to me how few wine lists come up for sale for the line. What choices!  It… read more ›

Running 24 pages and full of information on this lovely CGT ocean liner. “Drifting up or down the grand stairway against the background of its exquisite decorations what famous personages one may meet…. This is… read more ›

Super sharp real photo of Verandah Cabin 77 on board the Paris. This was one of ten cabins with private verandahs aft on A Deck. What an amazing room! Great flower vases! Mounted to a… read more ›

Much sought-after, rare bronze medallion produced by Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique for their famous steamship Pasteur.  These are quite desirable since, as you know, she never really entered her intended service so very few medals… read more ›

Near mint condition and cute silver-plated pepper grinder by Peugeot.  Dates to the 1950s/1960s so likely from the famous ss France.  Measures about 2.5″ tall.  Straight from an antique store in Rouen, France, during a… read more ›